What happens when predator becomes prey? These are the harrowing stories of individuals who have been viciously attacked by wild animals and lived to tell the tale.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-11-23

I Survived an Animal Attack - San Francisco Zoo tiger attacks - Netflix

Two tiger attacks occurred at the San Francisco Zoo, in 2006 and 2007, both involving a female Siberian tiger named Tatiana (June 27, 2003 – December 25, 2007). In the first incident, a zookeeper was bitten on the arm during a public feeding. In the second incident, one person was killed and two others were injured before police officers intervened, shooting and killing Tatiana.

I Survived an Animal Attack - First attack - Netflix

On December 22, 2006, veteran zookeeper Lori Komejan was feeding Tatiana through the enclosure's grill, when the tiger clawed and pulled Komejan's right arm through the grill and bit it, resulting in severe injuries. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration later found the zoo at fault due to inadequate safety precautions and inadequate staff training. It was fined US$18,000 for the incident. The zoo decided not to euthanize Tatiana after the attack on Komejan; then-director Manuel Mollinedo said “the tiger was acting as a normal tiger does.” Since the attack, Komejan has undergone several surgeries and skin grafts. However, her arm still remains severely scarred and permanently impaired. Komejan sued the zoo, alleging that an unsafe condition existed due to the failure to install effective safeguards for the tiger cage, which was remodeled and re-opened in September 2007. On December 12, 2008, Komejan, 48 at the time, settled her lawsuit with the city and the zoo shortly before it was due to go to trial in January 2009. The terms of the settlement were not released to the public, but Komejan's attorney, Michael Mandel, said “The case was resolved to the satisfaction of both sides.” The city did not comment. Because the settlement was confidential, the amount is not on the public record. The money was paid by insurance company funds rather than directly by the city.

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